French Onion and Lamb Skillet Casserole
This one pan meal is an incredibly easy and delicious weekday meal with delicious flavors like caramelized onions, chicken broth, orzo, and gruyere cheese.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1large onion, sliced
  • 1lb ground lamb
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 16oz orzo pasta
  • 32oz chicken brother
  • 1tsp fresh thyme
  • 1tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1cup gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/2cup bread crumbs
  • 2tbs butter, melted
  1. Heat oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion slices and cook for 10 minutes, stirring often. The onions are ready when they turn golden in color and are very soft. Remove the onions and set side.
  2. Add beef to the same skillet. Brown the beef and season with salt and pepper. Stir in garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Add dried orzo. Return onions to the pan and add the beef broth and fresh herbs. Reduce heat to medium, low, cover and cook mixture for 10 minutes or until the pasta is al dente and the liquid has absorbed.
  3. Sprinkle Gruyere over the top of the casserole. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and the breadcrumbs. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top of the skillet and place under the broiler until the breadcrumbs are slightly toasted and the cheese is bubbly.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from: Lemons for Lulu